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When To Call Maintenance In Your Fishers Apartment

October 08, 2020

Apartment building in Fishers 

Whether you rent a studio, one-bedroom, or multi-bedroom apartment, chances are it won’t be long before you need a repair done. But, are you sure you know when to call maintenance in your Fishers apartment?

Without question, major issues, like heating and electrical trouble, justify a call, but what about the smaller stuff? Is there a need to call in burned-out lighting or frayed carpeting? At what point should you fix items yourself? 

Request Service For Your Fishers Apartment When These Issues Arise

Minor bathroom sink repair.

If you come across a considerable concern – particularly something structural -- it's commonly covered per your renter’s agreement. Here’s a list of ordinary complications you might experience:

  • Leaks and water infiltration: If you see water coming in from the apartment above or you encounter a toilet overflow or faulty appliance leading to water damage in your apartment, notify maintenance promptly.

  • HVAC problems: In the event your air conditioner crashes, or your heat won't turn on, contact your maintenance professional. Even when it’s nice out, your HVAC should be fully functional.

  • Toilets, Sinks, and Showers: If the toilet won’t flush, attempt to clear it with your plunger. If your efforts fail, contact maintenance. You should also request service for sink or shower drips.

  • Insects and unwanted guests: Some pests can get into your apartment by hitching a ride on your shoes or your pet. But if you have issues with any infiltrating insects and pests -- like cockroaches, mice, or ants – it's the perfect time for your apartment manager to contact pest control professionals.

  • Broken appliances: If your freezer won't cool or your stove no longer heats, it's time to call maintenance. Major appliances that were there when you moved in are typically covered, but anything you brought with you – a coffee machine, microwave, mini fridge – is your responsibility.

  • Faulty doors or windows: All exterior doors should function as intended. If water infiltration or damage from misuse keeps them from easily functioning, they need to be replaced for safety reasons. The same goes for windows.

  • Wall and flooring concerns: If there is a hole in the wall or a chipped tile, call maintenance for a repair. Fraying or torn carpet might require replacement, specifically if a tack is visible.


What Can You Repair?

Furnace filter being changed.

Not every problem merits a call for help. Although some rental companies offer aid with various light tasks like replacing filters, it’s not always convenient to arrange for a maintenance for smaller issues. Here are some everyday undertakings that could take a DIY approach:
  • Lighting: When lights burn out, they could conveniently be replaced whenever you are able. However, if your light fixture seems to churn through light bulbs, you may want the service team to check if you have electrical problems. Make sure to inquire if maintenance provides light bulbs when they need changing as specific types are at times required.

  • Clogged toilets and drains: When your toilet won’t flush, your first step is a plunger. Likewise, you may need some Liquid-Plumr to get the stoppage from the drain. If a plunger won’t resolve the problem, touch base with maintenance to stay away from pipe damage.

  • Furnace filters: Unless noted in your renter’s agreement, you're on the hook to replace the filter in your HVAC system. A dirty filter will restrict airflow and negatively impact your HVAC performance. If you no longer see light through the filter, it's time for a new one. Your maintenance team may provide or change filters for you, so check with them first.

  • Regular Cleaning: Sad to say, cleaning your Fishers apartment is your responsibility. Keep in mind you should clean your interior rooms and outdoor patio or balcony areas.


Contact Spark Apartments To Book Your Apartment Tour 

A maintenance call is a breeze when your rental property hires skilled and friendly staff. Thankfully, you can live in a fantastic place with fantastic people at Spark Apartments. Contact our leasing office at 463-210-1702 to schedule a tour today!